From a media release:
Following a successful first season run, hit CTV Original Comedy seriesÂ JANNÂ returns for its second seasonÂ MondaysÂ atÂ 8 p.m. ET/PTÂ on CTV andÂ everywhere CTV content can be foundÂ beginningÂ Sept. 21. Featuring co-creator and star Jann Arden, Season 2 consists of eight half-hour episodes â€“ up from its six-episode first season â€“with special guest star Sarah McLachlan appearing in the premiere episode.
Set and filmed in Calgary, Season 1 of the critically acclaimed comedy is the most-watched new Canadian comedy series of the 2018-19 broadcast season, and garnered three Canadian Screen Awards nominations, including Best Comedy Series and Best Lead Actress, Comedy for Arden, and won Best Comedy Series at the 2020 WGC Screenwriting Awards.
This season, Jann sets out to win her family and ex-girlfriend Cynthia (Sharon Taylor) back, as tensions arise between Jann and her new manager Cale (Elena Juatco), who lines up music gigs that are outside of Jannâ€™s comfort zone. Throughout the season, Jann also faces a number of musical rivals, both old and new.
Guest stars for Season 2 include singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan as herself; Canadian singer-songwriter, k.d. lang as herself; actress Elisha Cuthbert (THE RANCH, HAPPY ENDINGS) as school board parent Liz; singer, host, and actress Keshia ChantÃ© (SOUL, PRIVATE EYES), as up-and-coming singer Nia Taylor; as well as Miguel Rivas (THE BEAVERTON, BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW) as Jann mega-fan Nigel; Cynthia Loyst, co-host of CTVâ€™s THE SOCIAL, as a local talk show host; and more.
Returning cast starring alongside Arden inÂ JANNÂ are Zoie Palmer (PURE, DARK MATTER) as Jannâ€™s sister Max; Deborah Grover (ANNE WITH AN â€œEâ€) as Jannâ€™s mom Nora; Patrick Gilmore (TRAVELERS; YOU, ME, HER) as Jannâ€™s brother-in-law Dave; Elena Juatco (OPEN HEART, SCHITTâ€™S CREEK) as Jannâ€™s manager Cale; Jason Blicker (F/X: THE SERIES, STATE OF GRACE) as Jannâ€™s former manager Todd; Sharon Taylor (BAD BLOOD) as Jannâ€™s ex-girlfriend Cynthia; Alexa Rose Steele (DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION) as Jannâ€™s eldest niece Charley; Ceilidh MacDonald as Jannâ€™s niece Sammie; and Keaira Pliva (TIN STAR) as Jannâ€™s niece Frankie.
On the Season 2 premiere ofÂ JANN, titled â€œWhat Did Jann Do?â€ (Monday, Sept. 21Â atÂ 8 p.m. ET/PTÂ on CTV), Jann cuts her Burning Woman Tour short to be there for the birth of her sister Max and brother-in-law Daveâ€™s baby, and is surprised when nobody is happy to see her. She becomes determined to patch things up with her family and her on-again, off-again girlfriend, Cynthia. Meanwhile, a musical rival (guest star Sarah McLachlan) tracks Jann down, and sheâ€™s pissed.Â Episodes ofÂ JANNÂ are directed by Ron Murphy (WYNONNA EARP, TRAILER PARK BOYS).
Season 1 ofÂ JANNÂ is also available to stream on CTV.ca and the CTV app for fans who want to revisit the inaugural season or catch-up.
JANNÂ was co-developed by Bell Media and Project 10 Productions and is produced by Project 10 Productions and SEVEN24 Films in association with CTV.
JANNÂ is executive produced by Andrew Barnsley and Ben Murray for Project 10 Productions, Tom Cox and Jordy Randall for SEVEN24 Films, and Randy Lennox for Bell Media. Jann Arden, Leah Gauthier, and Jennica Harper created the series and also serve as Executive Producers with Jennica Harper showrunning.